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Police Seek 3 Men in Connection with Anti-Gay Attack in Manhattan: VIDEO


Police are seeking three men in connection with an anti-gay attack in Manhattan in the early hours of New Year's Day, Metro reports:

The victim, 27, and another man, 34, were walking along First Avenue near 15th Street about 3 a.m. on Jan. 1 when they got into a verbal dispute with the suspects. The three men allegedly shouted anti-gay statements and then physically assaulted the victim, who suffered bruising to the side of his head.

Police released photos of the suspects, who are described as white males in their 30s.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477) or visit the Crime Stoppers website.

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  1. How is the guy in the goldenrod (I'm sure he calls it that color) blazer not gay?

    Posted by: John | Feb 7, 2014 12:37:22 PM

  2. Um, excuse me, that's daffodil, not goldenrod!

    Posted by: Michael W. | Feb 7, 2014 12:42:12 PM

  3. I know it's hard to imagine John, but even straight guys like to look halfway decent these days, it gets them more pussy than if they look like a fat slob.

    Posted by: Henry Holland | Feb 7, 2014 1:05:16 PM

  4. Gays fight with Gays all the time....

    Posted by: Ankerich | Feb 7, 2014 1:37:44 PM

  5. And Rick posts negative, anti-gay comments in this site everyday under a bunch of different names, including Ankerich.

    Posted by: Tyler | Feb 7, 2014 1:48:29 PM

  6. I wonder how many comments this post would have if these homophobes were not white?

    Posted by: sugarrhill | Feb 7, 2014 1:54:31 PM

  7. as all the world knows, boys, gay bashers are gay. Nobody hates gay men more than other gay men - whether out, in, closeted, in denial, or whatever. Just look how nasty these discussion threads usually turn.

    Posted by: Daniel Berry, NYC | Feb 7, 2014 2:08:01 PM

  8. This is impossible we all know only black people are violent homophobes.(sarcasm)Where are all the people who rant and ave about black homophobia?

    Posted by: James | Feb 7, 2014 2:11:01 PM

  9. JAMES beat me to it.

    Posted by: DavidR | Feb 7, 2014 2:43:50 PM

  10. *crickets*

    Posted by: kranbree | Feb 7, 2014 2:57:42 PM

  11. it's gonna be hard to find these three - they look like every other wall street,lawyer, hipster man-child living with their college buds in williamsburg . . . the city is thick with this type -

    Posted by: j | Feb 7, 2014 3:01:38 PM

  12. No "Thugs!"? No "Savages!"? No "Ooga booga!"?

    Posted by: Ar B | Feb 7, 2014 4:28:46 PM

  13. LOL @ "No "Thugs!"? No "Savages!"? No "Ooga booga!"?"

    No Ooga booga!

    Yes, the Queer Klux Klan b.tches (Rick) are just staring at their computer monitors. The don't believe their eyes. They better get up and walk around before they get permanently contipated.

    The question is... how can a Gay man be bashed without an Ooga Booga involved? Obviously, it can.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Feb 7, 2014 4:54:47 PM

  14. Now, Derrick, maybe we should search ourselves for the bigness of spirit that has allowed for this First Class Friday, a day of silent forgiveness for the criminality of marginally attractive middle-class white men. Tomorrow it's back to Second Class Saturday (through Thursday), where the crimes of minorities are magnified and extrapolated to the entire population of people of color.

    Posted by: Ar B | Feb 7, 2014 5:09:06 PM

  15. LOL @ AR B.

    Thanks for the humor. I needed it thsi evening. Thanks

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Feb 7, 2014 5:13:32 PM

  16. Derrick, Uhuru! My brother! So if blacks are 13% of th population and commit more than half of the violent crimes, when a white person commits a crime it's somehow balanced? Ooga booga.

    Posted by: enchantra | Feb 7, 2014 8:11:32 PM

  17. I'm surprised that the newspaper published the race in the description of the attackers. I thought that was raciss.

    Posted by: enchantra | Feb 7, 2014 8:13:09 PM

  18. Enchantra, honey, spell check! Spell check, girlfriend! Then, sit down and shut up.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Feb 8, 2014 12:12:42 PM

  19. Enchanty, black people are responsible for just under a third of violent crimes in America. And most of those are black-on-black. In light of that, we here at Towleroad can only interpret your comments as grave concern about violence against black people. And God bless you for it! But by also reminding us that white people are responsible for over fifty percent of violent crimes, you remind us that violence is an American problem, and we all need to work together to reduce it. Thank you!

    Equally as impressive is the subtle way you've drawn parallels between the victimization of people based on race and sexuality by selecting Towleroad as your public forum. It really speaks to your understanding American history. You are absolutely right; we racial and sexual minorities need to continue to work in tandem to keep our communities safe. Keep reinforcing those ties that bind!

    But I find you most powerful when you're satirizing racists. It was a BRILLIANT use of irony to make racist comments against all black people, criminals and victims alike. "Ooga booga!" indeed! If said in earnest, the double injury you would have dealt to any black victim of violent crime would have exposed the gaping hole in racist your chest where a feeling human's heart should be. Luckily, we know you're better than that. You go, girl!

    Posted by: Ar B | Feb 9, 2014 12:14:11 AM

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